Sport Premium 2018
Our sporting vision at Glynwood is to promote a balanced and healthy lifestyle, whereby the children can enjoy taking part in physical activity, inspire each other and explore a competitive element through a range of sports in an encouraging environment. This can be maintained and developed further through the use of the Sport Premium funding we receive.
Sport Premium is an allocation of funding to schools that must directly be used to improve the quality of sport and P.E. offered to children. The funding is expected to enhance a schools provision by developing or adding to P.E or sport activities, which schools already offer, as well as making improvements to help benefit pupils joining the school in future years. The premium enables a positive impact on progression and attainment in P.E lessons by all children. This year we received a double allocation from the previous year of £18700
How we have used the funding
We have again used our funding to promote sport and enhance sporting provision for the children at Glynwood by continuing to invest in the ‘Platinum’ level SLA from the SSP (School Sports Partnership). This allows the school to access more online resources, coaching and training opportunities, as well as a fantastic range of competitions and cluster events throughout the borough.
During the course of the 2018/19 academic year we plan to use funding in several ways including: re-marking the playground football pitch and basketball courts in the key stage 2 playground, install new netball and basketball posts, but the biggest investment is in delivering high quality coaching through Newcastle Eagles and Newcastle United football foundation. The increased funding allows all of our children from Reception to year 6 to receive high quality P.E coaching and also upskills our staff in new areas of the P.E curriculum, so that it provides a legacy for the school after the expert coaches leave. All staff attend these lessons and plan alongside the external coaches so that they can deliver the same high quality P.E lessons once the coaching block finishes.
During this year the year 3 and 4 pupils have continued to have their weekly lessons at Birtley Baths. The year 6 pupils underwent their assessments for 25m, range of strokes and water safety in July. All 26 pupils were successful in their water safety activities, whilst 16 out of 16 could swim at least 3 strokes in the medium sized pool. 13 / 26 pupils could swim 25m unaided in a stroke of their choice.
Both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 have entered and attended a range of sporting competitions and tournaments throughout the year. The children have built confidence and shown a competitive spirit by taking part in the scheduled competitions. Through the increase of sport participation, the children are also showing fantastic sportsmanship at the event they attend. The Key Stage 2 children have a better understanding of the importance of personal competition as well as team competition. At our sports assembly at the end of the school year, over 100 pupils received a medal for representing the school in an external sporting competition.
Events attended include:
- KS1 and KS2 Indoor Athletics
- KS1 Multi-skills
- KS1 Football Tournament
- Year 5/6 Football League
- Netball league
- Hoops4Health (basketball)
- Change4Life Festival
- Indoor athletics
- Glynwood Games
- Tag Rugby
- Dance Festival
- Gymnastics, Trampoline and Cheerleading Festival
- Athletics Festival
- Rowing Regatta
- Glynwood Games (Athletics)
As well as attending sports events, we can also add that we have experienced lots of success throughout the year. This includes being winners of the Year 5 /6 basketball cluster event and also the winners of the Year 5 hoops for health Gateshead basketball tournament. The school were also successful during the Glynwood Games competition with the year 3 and year 6 team of boys and girls finishing first. The school football team also won the league.
Pupil engagement and fitness
A target throughout the year was to ensure that all of the children at Glynwood improved their fitness levels. We are using some of the funding to train up lunchtime and breakfast club staff to run sporty games and activities with specifically targeted pupils who normally show little interest in activity/sport. Staff also run several different sports clubs including netball, basketball, football, fencing, gymnastics and dance to name a few
The school has also invested in schemes of work, which provide staff with lesson ideas.
Staff are always encourage to take up L.A P.E training opportunities whenever possible and this often results in them running a club if they do so. Some staff work alongside colleagues to team teach and learn from expertise within the school. We are fortunate to have qualified dance, gymnastic, swimming and football coaches on teaching staff to assist others with their expertise. as part of signing up to the NUFC foundation programme, staff will be further trained in areas of the curriculum they feel needs developing this year.
NUFC Coaching – we will build on the successful partnership created with NUFC during 2017-18 and aim to continue to deliver high quality coaching for all pupils throughout the school. In addition, there will be a lunchtime school club as part of the coaching package, which we intend to use to target less sporty or engaged pupils. Staff, as previously mentioned, are going to take a more proactive role in planning and running these sessions under the guidance of the coaches.
Newcastle Eagles – Year 5 and Year 6 will once again receive the Hoops for Health programme, but in addition the coaching will be rolled out to all the year groups in key stage 1 and 2
Many of our staff run after school clubs in addition to the external coaches brought into school. Football, netball, basketball, gymnastics, athletics dance and cheerleading were just some of the adult run clubs attended by pupils last year.